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Education & Careers

Two More University Accounting Programs Endorsed by IMA

The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.
Community News

Retiring MSCPA CEO Reflects on Past and Future of the Profession

Just days before his retirement from the MSCPA, AccountingWEB sat down with Theodore J. Flynn to discuss the major changes that have impacted the profession over the last four decades, the current state of the CPA industry, and where things are headed in the future.
A&A

Demand for 'CPA Sleuths' on the Rise

In today's increasingly litigious society, there's certainly no shortage of lawsuits or the lawyers needed to negotiate those proceedings. There's a new player emerging as an indispensable part of many attorneys' legal teams: the forensic accountant.
Education & Careers

IMA Has High Hopes for Higher Education Endorsement Program

After reviewing the undergraduate accounting curriculum of many universities and colleges and finding that management accounting content was dwindling, the IMA launched a new initiative, the Higher Education Endorsement Program.
Education & Careers

Kellogg School of Management Takes Top Spot in EMBA Ranking

The executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, took top honors in the inaugural EMBA ranking.
Education & Careers

EY College Summit Stresses Global Mind-set

This summer, college student Skylar Cox participated in a new activity that will truly separate her from the crowd. She learned how to jumpstart her global mind-set at Ernst & Young LLP's Emerging Leaders Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.
Education & Careers

Miss USA: Accountants Can Be Beautiful

In one fell swoop, a beautiful bombshell knocked some wind out of two long-held stereotypes. The new Miss USA is an accountant. That's right, Erin Brady works as a financial accountant at Prudential Retirement in Hartford. Or at least she did.
Education & Careers

USU Students Win Regional Beta Alpha Psi Competition

As any CPA knows, trying to explain accounting, the "language of business," to clients can sometimes be a difficult task. Now try to imagine explaining complex financial topics to a troop of Boy Scouts.
Education & Careers

Survey: Accounting and Finance Make List of Toughest Jobs to Fill

For the third year in a row, accounting and finance is among the top ten jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill, according to a recent survey from Milwaukee-based workforce solutions firm ManpowerGroup.
Education & Careers

Hiring Outlook Looks Promising for Accounting Grads

While overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates this fall are likely to remain relatively flat, more than half of companies report they'll be pursuing graduates who majored in accounting, according to a recent study.
Education & Careers

Canada's Effort to Unify Accounting Bodies Seeing Mixed Results

Canada's professional accountants' effort to unite its disparate certification bodies under a new national accounting body, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is seeing mixed results.
Education & Careers

CPA Exam 2013 Q1/Q2 Score Release Timetables

CPA Exam score release timetables have been such a hot topic among candidates that we [AICPA] have decided to post regular updates. Updated score release timelines will be announced twice annually on AICPA Insights® and on the CPA Exam website.
Education & Careers

SNHU Offers Online Accelerated Accounting Degree

SNHU's new online accelerated BS to MS accounting degree gives students wider berth in the marketplace, with valuable credentials and an increased pace in meeting the 150-hour CPA certification and reciprocity requirements.

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